View Poll Results: Station Funds Poll

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  • We provide our own funds

    2 14.29%
  • State provides us with funds

    0 0%
  • County provides us with funds

    1 7.14%
  • Township provides us with funds

    5 35.71%
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    6 42.86%
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    Post Does your company provide funding for everything?

    Does your cmpany have/provide the funds for the companies entire operation. Like:Apparatus,my company sure as hell doesn't.

    Back to the topic,does your company provide the funds or does the township,state or county supply your company with the funds?

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    How 'bout a poll measuring how tired we are of seeing 292's polls?

    {} Not very tired.
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    {} Rather tired.
    {*} Very tired. He's polling on everything. Go work for Gallup.
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    If your so tired then don't read what I post it's a forum,meaning chat menaing ask questions. If you don't want to see what I'm curious about then don't read it simple.

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    We are a private volunteer fire company that contracts to the township for fire protection. Every 5 years the contract comes up for renewal. It is levy based tax dollars. The fire department association owns everything buildings, truck etc. we have a good working relationship with the township trustees.

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    Fire company owns the building and raises money for it through fund raising.

    Town owns the trucks and equipment and pays for it as a line item in the general budget.
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    We collect a flat fee per house/business in our district, fees for inspection/plan review services and money from the county EMS tax. We are looking at impact fees for new construction.
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    We are a private fire company, providing fire protection to a section of three towns. Each town pays 1/3 of our annual budget. Town funding pays for insurances, fuels, station maintenance, apparatus repairs, and some small new equipment. Most major equipment purchases have been made possible by our own fund raisers.
    The fire company owns the station and equipment, except for our first ever new pumper that the towns recently bought. They own it jointly and lease it to us at no charge. Most of the time this set up is pretty good, but when I really pushed the issue on this new pumper, dealing with 3 sets of ornary selectmen was quite a bit of fun. It took me a year to get them all in the same room, and that finally took most of the BS out of the mix.

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    We are a rarity in our part of Texas. We are a Volunteer department that, like other city departments: police, street, etc., get an annual budget. Just a thought.
    Stay low and move it in.

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    Originally posted by jaybird210
    How 'bout a poll measuring how tired we are of seeing 292's polls?

    {} Not very tired.
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    {} Rather tired.
    {*} Very tired. He's polling on everything. Go work for Gallup.
    hehe, it's sad but that actally made my day.
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    Originally posted by Resq14
    hehe, it's sad but that actally made my day.
    LOL, I concur. I think that polls are a good thing, but I also think that you can have too much of a good thing.

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    Originally posted by Resq14


    hehe, it's sad but that actally made my day.
    Yup, it was good for a chuckle, or three.

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    "And too much of a good thing thing is a - - good thing."

    Oh, wait, Alan Jackson wasn't talking about freakin' polls!
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    well agian our situation doesnt fit ..........we are a municipal department who is supported by a tax base and levies, not a township, or state level funding.
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    We are a fire district supported by a fire dedicated 19-mil tax on all residental property based on thier assessed value. In Louisiana, the first $75,000 of assessed value is exempt, which means about 35% of our residental properties pay no fire taxes. Commercial properties pay the tax on the full assessed value. Unfortunatly, we lack a strong commercial industrial base with the exception of the refinary and 2 small shopping centers.
    Our annual income is a little over $700,000, of which about 40% is salaries/benefits for our small (5 fulltime posistions, 1 part time administrative assistant). We have no additional income except for the occasional grant.

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